March 7, 2011

pretty paperwhites + pebbles

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.

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After being in ol' Pairs (but say it like Pair-eee) for the past week, I came home to one of my lovely paperwhite bulbs blooming. What a sweet sign of spring.

These guys are a hearty breed of bulbs and they grow pretty much anywhere, any time. This bulb was planted on February 20th, so this is what it does in about two weeks. But I planted four bulbs in another container and they're nowhere close to blooming. (I may have let the roots get too dry while we were gone for the week.) So play around with what you plant them in, what you plant them on and where you place them in regards to sunlight. (Paperwhites can grow in dirt, pebbles, rocks, shells--you name it!) Here's a link to growing them with a bit more info.

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors,
there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
-Rainer Maria Rilke

7 comments:

Shannon said...

So beautiful and refreshing! Enjoy the signs of Spring!

leigh said...

Gorgeous! I've always wanted paperwhites!
<3 leigh

Anne Keane said...

This reminds me I should pick some bulbs up! They always smell great, and make me think of Easter at home.

ShanShan said...

Happy Birthday Chelsea! Hope you have a blessed day. Celebrate Well. Love this post!!

ANAPHOTO said...

Beautiful! Inspired me to look for some bulbs...

AnnaLiisa Maki said...

Oooh! I love this! Definitely gonna plant some this year! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Jenny {Liberty and Lace} said...

ok girl my paperwhites that I had over christmas and the new year STUNK it up! I mean seriously they smelled like animal urine to us. Do yours smell funny? I wonder if different varieties smell different....? By the way: Avez-vous amusez-vous à Paris?